The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from SZA, Thundercat, Your Old Droog, Tierra Whack, Boldy James, and more.
Scroll through selections from this week’s sequence of the best songs below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today.
Styles P and Havoc – “Havoc and The Ghost”
Raz Fresco and Ray Robinson – “High Heat”
Raz Fresco lights up a warbled soul loop from Ray Robinson on this surly selection from their stellar new project, SUNray.
Fly Anakin featuring Nickelus F – “Ghost”
Fly Anakin keeps the streak alive and well with a bruising follow-up to his Sean Price salute.
Tierra Whack – “Millions”
Tierra Whack returns sharp and competitive as ever on an anthemic piece from her new three-song set, Rap?.
SZA – “I Hate U”
SZA takes a cue from the Tiktokverse, officially releasing a one-off Soundcloud drop after a viral run on the social media platform.
Thundercat featuring Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi – “Satellite”
Thundercat floats onto the soundtrack of Insecure’s fifth and final season with a tempered and assuring transmission, assisted by vocalist Genevieve Artadi and Brainfeeder labelmate Louis Cole.
Nicholas Craven featuring Boldy James – “Yzerman”
Your Old Droog – “Bloody Mary”
Your Old Droog threads a slow-burning soul suite with sordid nostalgia on a prime cut from his new album, Space Bar.